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Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms

Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms

Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms

I know a lot of vegans try to avoid processed foods – and I do too, mostly – but sometimes you get a craving and I find it’s easier to just give into it. I mean, I’m going to give in eventually, so why waste all that time fighting it?

I’m kidding of course (mostly), but when I start to crave faux meat products, I’m more than happy to trot on down to the store and grab a box of Gardein. Sometimes I’ll make a Spicy Chik’n Sandwich (those are truly a favorite of mine!), and sometimes I’m craving some ‘shrooms… And that’s where these come into play.

I even included a lower calorie version, served on lettuce instead of a bun!

Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms

I wrapped mine up in the lettuce but if you’re the dainty neat type you could also go with a knife and fork.

Did you see all those mushrooms and onions? SO GOOD! I sauteed them in veggie broth, and the Gardein filets were cooked with just the tiniest bit of nonstick cooking spray. I’m looking out for my waistline… and yours too 😉

Vegan Chicken Sandwich with Sauteed Mushrooms (Makes 2 sandwiches)

Note: if you want to cut out some calories and/or carbs, switch out the buns below with extra lettuce!


  • 1/4 to 1/3  cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1.5 cups sliced mushrooms (I used white button, but your favorite ‘shroom will be good too!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 Gardein chick’n filets
  • 2 buns, toasted or otherwise warmed
  • 2 T vegenaise
  • Lettuce for garnish


  1. Heat the veggie broth over medium heat. When it starts to boil add diced onions and sliced mushrooms. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and S&P, then cook for another 2-3 minutes, adding more broth if needed.
  2. Heat another pan over medium and spray with non-stick spray, then add the filets. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until they start to crisp/brown a little bit.
  3. Smear the buns with veganaise and add the lettuce and filets, then top with the mushroom mixture.


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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Annie February 25, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Loving the mushrooms and onions – – and those beautiful fries in the background!

  • Connie Fletcher February 26, 2013, 7:57 am

    Did you make the fries in the background as well? Those are really beautiful!!! Baked? Roasted? Yes…roasted…mmmmmmm!

  • Angie February 26, 2013, 10:08 am

    That looks amazing!

  • Starr @ The Misfit Baker February 26, 2013, 10:17 pm

    mmm, sauteed mushrooms… You’ve found my weakness, I could eat those by the truckload!

  • Somer February 27, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Good on you Barb. That’s what Gardein is for. For some reason this meant a lot to me after reading this sad post today: http://alexandrajamieson.com/im-not-vegan-anymore/

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook March 1, 2013, 11:54 am

    YUM! What an amazing comforting sandwich! I would love the version wrapped in lettuce. Bread doesn’t always agree with me 🙁

    I agree with you- as long as we focus on healthy, whole ingredients most of the time, we can afford to eat something processed occasionally!

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